Berkeley police believe bus stop stabbing was random attack

A man suffered lacerations to his forehead and right arm when another man stabbed him for unknown reasons at a bus stop in West Berkeley on Monday night, police said.

The victim and his girlfriend were sitting at a bus stop at the northeast corner of San Pablo and Ashby avenues at about 9 p.m. Monday when the suspect unexpectedly attacked him with a knife by slashing him across his forehead then striking his arm, according to police.

The victim told police that the attack was unprovoked and the suspect never said anything to him.

The suspect fled the area on foot and remains at large, police said.

He is described by police as a white man who is about 5 feet 6 or 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build and blond spiked hair and was wearing a black T-shirt.

Berkeley police are asking anyone who has information about the stabbing to call them at (510) 981-5900.
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